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ABC
Apr 26, 2010 5:30am EDT
of hail in maryland, virginia and west virginia on sunday. more rain today. more storms possible. right now the satellite and radar composite, wait until you see the yellow and orange of heavy rain now leaving frederick county on top of mount airy. we take you to western howard county near lisbon, going through western howard county. if you're watching us in he eldersburg, westminster, taneytown and manchester you have pretty heavy rain. 83 stretch also going to be slow with the rain there. we're in the low 50s. we'll get to 66 with isolated thunderstorms erupting again this afternoon. we are at 5:32 on the clock. let's see what this is doing to the commute. >> speaking of 83, a lot of people are keeping speeds down as you make your way southbound. fortunately no real incidents at this time. baltimore city, russell street looking good off the bw parkway and headed on to russell street inbound towards downtown. a quick update on earlier crashes. route 178 at millersville road remains closed in both directions. in easton, st. michaels road closed at arcadia shores road. both crashe
ABC
Apr 8, 2010 6:30am EDT
across the mid-atlantic. in baltimore. 50s allatoona. 60s charleston west virginia. clouds beginning to approach. we expect to have a mostly sunny morning. winds pick up ahead of this frontal system. the frontal system responsible for producing storms in chicago. by the way, hail yesterday, just near in milwaukee and madison. they got snow this morning. what an impressive frontal boundary. we surge the wind out of the south and pump in more heat today. it'll be warm, not hot with temperatures in the 80s. there's our front lining up in western sections of ohio. dayton getting thunderstorms right now. pushing through central kentucky, western sections of tennessee. huntsville, alabama getting strong to severe storms. cool air that followed behind it, will build in by tomorrow morning. 4:00 through the afternoon. we expect this line of rain hitting pittsburgh, pennsylvania and charleston west virginia and probably just passing atlanta, georgia by that time. we expect to stay dry. chance of showers building in after 4:00 to 6:00 to 8:00. kids have practice or a game. take the umbrella and k
ABC
Apr 22, 2010 5:30am EDT
county, d.c., northern virginia. essentially we have the fog. the fog is a problem, it'll continue to be a problem for the morning ride. it'll be slow and get there in a hurry. you will not get where you want to go in a hurry. we break out the sun, 70 degrees. so we have something to look forward to. this morning it's all about the fog. let's go to the woman in charge. here's kim brown . >> we have a problem on the bw parkway. traveling southbound 295, good hope road, there's a crash blocking all lanes at this time. i'll get more details and let you know. as we take a peek at our drive times, pretty much in the green. people are reducing your speed. northbound 95, ten minutes from route 100, up to 395. 11-minute ride down to route 32. if you're traveling on the west side of the outer loop, seven minutes from 70 to 95. baltimore city, we're still working a couple events. we do have a truck fire, south highland avenue at boston street, over in randalstown, crash reported kings point road, eastbound at marriottsville road. sherrie johnson standing by with details on one of this morning's
ABC
Apr 21, 2010 5:30am EDT
with that's our 2 degree guarantee. 69 degrees. the 70s in southeast virginia. well, we cloudy skies that gave away to a few hours of clearing overnight. 45 in baltimore and warmer terms to the south. an indication of what will be pushed around the storm system. with low pressure in the mountains and it is pushing in slightly warmer air. that is in response to a southwest wind. the heavier rain is to the south. it will build into maryland towards late morning and early afternoon. the heaviest rain near annapolis, but south of 50, through southern maryland and virginia tech you are traveling 95 towards richmond, you will probably run into the heavier rain for today. from washington, d.c. through baltimore, light showers. that extends through pennsylvania. this is 2:00 in the afternoon and we will take you through 6:00 in the evening. wet yegg in baltimore, the heavier rain to the south will slow down travel for today and require the wipers on your car and probably a light rain jacket. now, the chance of rain diminishes overnight. the cloud line is pushing across. low pressure is wrapp
ABC
Apr 29, 2010 5:30am EDT
virginia that we told you about on good morning maryland yesterday. crews rescued two people. no reports of injuries. no word on what caused the fire. >>> today the national coalition of latino clergy and christian leaders plan to file a lawsuit in phoenix. other hispanic and civil rights groups are planning lawsuits to be filed today. >>> these days you have to keep your eyes on your children, no doubt, at all times. >> how a father's life changed in an instant after what two crooks decided to do at the atm. >> we need to find out whether or not this is something that looks bad or is bad. >> the police officer who is more concerned about getting zzzz in and why he dozed off. >> i'm up and at the gym before he goes to work. >> this week's brickover challenge. >> temperature-wise this morning, it is a big chill across the state. around 40 degrees. many spots in the 30s. winds are light but it's still going to be a very cool start out there under a very clear sky. sunshine later warming up. wales have all those details coming up. >>> why traffic-wise, we're looking really good on t
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 6:30am EDT
. >>> rescue teams have headed back into west virginia mines to look for four miners missing since an explosion killed 25. officials say they are also using a pump to pump in nitrogen to flush out dangerous gasses. they hope the men made it to one of the rescue chambers in the mine. >>> television producer bruce redman has been detained after his wife's body was found in a sewer at the moon palace resort in cancun. he was producer of the cbs show survivor and was on vacation with his family at the resort. witnesses reported they saw the couple arguing before she disappeared. >> good guy, good heart. everybody's just praying for the best. >>> prayer's worked again. a man who's boat sank off the coast of florida swam 12 miles. he was found on the beach days after he was reported missing. he thinks what he on the beach for a few hours before he was found. >> 12 miles! >> amazing. >> reporter: be sure to bring your appetite with you. all the new food you'll find at the yard this year, i promise you'll not be disappointed. >>> catch up with your best friend when you drive to the grocery st
ABC
Apr 30, 2010 6:30am EDT
daughter of one of the 29 men killed in west virginia of the coal mine explosion says the owner massey energy is offering each family $3 million. massey says accepting wouldn't bar families from taking legal action. the month's explosion is the worst coal mining disaster in 40 years. >>> traffic was tied up on a busy chicago expressway after a dog took a stroll. after 30 minutes, the dog exited the highway and took a swim before disappearing into a forest. >>> coming up next, we have an important tax vote today. >> it could help you pay more when you drink. >> why baltimore's mayor wants to raise the taxes on baltimore's beverages in the city. >>> that massive oil spill is threatening marine life and why the military may be brought in to help. >>> police had to evacuate another neighborhood in aberdeen. what woman thought she found. >>> hundreds of cribs are being recalled. what dangers are they posing to your babies? >>> this is your news to go. it's 6:42. >> we go to louisiana for a live report in a minute. this is just horrible. we're talking about our shrimp, our crabs and seafood
ABC
Apr 26, 2010 6:30am EDT
easton. 56 pax river in southeast virginia. they are in the 60s. in fact they will get sunshine and that is really going to erupt this storm system and really develop the possibility of some strong storms. again, like yesterday, there's also spin back here. more rain builds on top of our area as we head back towards the afternoon. watching the boundary itself lift to the north. it could lead to heavy rain. dc across the potomac, west and south of baltimore going through the afternoon ride. that ride through the beltway. we'll have more showers and storms extending through midnight. the good news, we try to push dry air off the coast as we head through mid-week. for today, 66 our 2-degree guarantee. look for periods of rain, possible flooding and some afternoon thunder mixed in. >>> here's kim brown with the commute. >> good morning. depending on where you are this monday morning commute could be a bit of a bear. we do have lots of heavy rain. as we peek at the jfx, what we're dealing with, significant backups on 83 here at northern parkway, with the problem, the far right lane at co
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 5:30am EDT
. it's going to be a gorgeous day. yesterday 62 and sunshine, 77 in charleston, west virginia. and we start off with widespread 40s across the region. a few pockets. cross the northeast, 50 right now. this is the starting trend and -- starting point as we spring board to a nice day. we watch and shift our folk to us the next weather system, a frontal boundary draping its way across the upper northwest. a tremendous fireball caught in the night key from a sheriff's dashcam in minnesota in through wisconsin who saw this thing. and now they can see some benefits of lightning with the next approaching frontal boundary. that system is going to shift our winds. we go from west to southwest and it pumps up the warmer temperatures. we'll get a taste that have frontal boundary and hopefully no fireballs in our sky. today, nine and tomorrow but we'll finish with clouds and rain. this is the mason dixon line where it will hit about 4:00. most the energy is going to slide to the north. we'll take it and stop it at 9:00 p.m. on friday. and heavier showers, maybe storms back in through western mary
ABC
Apr 21, 2010 6:30am EDT
will actually be annapolis and southbound. draw a line on 50 and push it down through virginia. we will have ourselves a brisk and rather moist flow that is keeping us cloudy, cool and wet. the heavier stuff, again, annapolis and southbound. a light jacket would be in order. a storm pushing off of the coast and clearing skies. but the next weather system more rain and cool weather. downtown baltimore we get to 62 this afternoon. but outside of the beltway it is going to be cooler. check out the forecast for north and west. baltimore county at 59 degrees. and 58 degrees in west minister. kim? >>> we do have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking one of the toll lanes. traffic is able to get around that without problems, but we have sluggish and slow volume that you make your way around. this does start to slow about heartful record. it is causing a slow down. as we look around more, volume is going to be our biggest slow down this morning. 83 is not bad. that's going to take you about 7 minutes on the top side. looking good on the jfx as you make your way southbound. we have the rig
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 5:30am EDT
. >>> the recovery of bodies from a west virginia mine has been halted because of high gas readings. federal investigators are expected to arrive today to determine what caused the explosion, that killed those 29 miner. >> >> today the president's nuclear security summit begins in washington more than 40 world leaders are expected to attend this event. >>> pain at the pump to tell you about nationwide, the arch price has gone up nearly $0.04 a gallon, over the past three weeks, it is now averaging to $2.85 a gal gallon, exam experts say prices likely are going to continue to rise throughout the summer driving season. >>> all right. listen while we are on the subject of money, last week we toll you spirit airlines wants to charge you for your carry on, as much as $45 for each bag, but now senator charles shusmer says he is going to urge. >>> passengers have hit a breaking point ton fees that are being imposed, month after month, and year after year. it seems every time you buy an airline ticket there's something new you are being charged for. >> carry on fee will not apply to persona
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 5:30am EDT
explosion in west virginia that killed 29 men. federal investigators are trying to piece together what caused the worst u.s. coal mining disaster since 1970. >> and long night for state lawmakers, they resolve two high-profile measures cracking down on sex offenders before late-night ending. and longer sentences for sex offenders. and a bill-signing ceremony will be in annapolis later this morning. >>> 5:55. here's some of the other stories happening today. more than 125 baltimore county students will become leaders for a day by simulating the u.s. congress. also, the state comptroller will open returns as the tax deadline quickly approaches. the 2010 census road tour comes to baltimore. >>> and we had franchot yesterday here. opening up a letter and it was a return -- what was it, disiewrn 7 million? -- $7 million? personal check? >> i cannot magic. >> i can't. >> started with a report. >> fueled by a comment. >> if he's not prepared to embrace the truth - >> the massachusetts priest speaking out in the remark by a vatican official that has escalated the sex abuse allegations involvin
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 5:30am EDT
virginia have resumed a hunt for four miners missing after monday's explosion. the hope is they might still be alive in a safe chamber, but most agree it doesn't look good. >>> experts are calling this the worst allergy season they've seen in years. one allergy specialist says it's wicked bad. she's overwhelmed with patients. problems extend from florida to texas to colorado to the southeast where oak trees are the culprit. wicked bad. >>> dash cam video on police cruisers catch illegal acts all the time. don't try turning the cameras on law enforcement. >> get off the motorcycle, state police. >>> well this man got a lot more than a speeding ticket when he decided to capture his daring ride on tape. >>> plus: if the bus driver tells you to sit down, you better do it. what happened to one man riding public transportation. >>> life is back at camden yards today. first pitch 3:05. temperatures back to near 60 degrees. rain gets out of here early. this weekend, fantastic. baseball weather. saturday afternoon, near 72 on sunday. let's check the roads right now with kim. >> traffic off to
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 6:30am EDT
again 50s to 60s in southeast virginia, but this morning we are down to about 40 in baltimore. we've got some 30s on the west side and we've got ourselves a clear sky and maybe some patchy frost this morning. a lot of attention for fellow runners up toward new england because the big boston maryland and patriots day. under the influence of a strong storm in the north atlantic that has kept most of the mid-atlantic very chilly. those winds could carry some showers for them and a cold wind for race time. that's going to carry some of those clouds down south. clouds could try to build into baltimore and north eastern maryland by 4:00 this afternoon. we get a shift of the wind and it could feel cooler late in the day. we'll have a dry, mild day tomorrow before the rain tries to race in here by wednesday. for today enjoy the sun. mid to late afternoon clouds and a guaranteed high of 64. clearing out tonight, not as chilly and tomorrow we begin a little improvement. we'll get back with a partly cloudy sky and a high of 68. >>> heavy traffic that we're dealing with on the outer loop of the
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 5:30am EDT
president obama will make a tribute to the 29 that were killed in west virginia. the president will deliver a eulogy on sunday. vice president joe biden will also attend the service. >>> he's the target of a lot of opposition. >> the political fund raiser that president obama attended and the momentum he hoped to gan. >> also she grew up in baltimore county. this morning acadny award winner monique is revealing new details about traumatic experiences as a child. >> and known for speaking her mind, but it's the donation from her body that's getting attention here this morning. >>> we'll try to get some attention from the sun the warmer side of this chilly morning. up to mid 60s but rain showers at least by late wednesday. after that a couple of warm dry days by the end of the week. quick peek at the roads with troy. >> we look at the roads, 695 and liberty road looking good on the outer loop of the beltway. no real problems on the topside as well. late clearing construction crews are jamming up traffic and 695 as we look at the maps you can see where that issue is and here are your drive tim
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 6:30am EDT
water main break in baltimore at the city of virginia and only road and also an accident on woodlawn and security boulevard. >>> light rail northbound running about ten to 15 minutes late. and the mark train system, on time service on the penn lines. but trains 872 and 890 are ten minutes light. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. >>> we're 21 minutes from 7:00. and the president is going to set nasa's future up for us this afternoon. he wants to move them away from man space and commercializing space flight. >>> west virginia governor wants to shut down all coal mining tomorrow so they can review all safety measures. this after 29 miners died in west virginia. it is national -- holocaust remembrance week. this is video of a holocaust people bans day back in 2006 in northwest baltimore. >>> breaking news out of europe that involves air travel this nine countries. the volcano from iceland that has a lot of flights grounded in the renal gouge is straight -- ground in the region straight ahead. >>> more suspensions could be on the way after the beating of a university of maryland
ABC
Apr 27, 2010 6:30am EDT
. it's all over. northrop grumman picked virginia over maryland as its new home for its global headquarters. in the "washington post" this morning one maryland lawmaker said that the state is more gay-friendly than virginia, trying to lure northrop grumman to our state. northrop wins awards for gay rights. virginia is about to land thousands of jobs. >>> 6:53. the u.s. supreme court announced yesterday it will hear arguments on whether states have the power to regulate violent video games. back in 2005 california law prohibiting the sale or rental of such games to minors never took effect because the industry immediately challenged its constitutionality, after winning two rounds from the lower courts. the entertainment software association is confident the highest court will side with them as well. >> it should be treated just like movies, music, books and other forms of media. that there's a first amendment constitutional protection to the great games that are made by our industry. >> the parents should be responsible for what their kids have especially when it's violent or an
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 6:30am EDT
all the dead west virginia miners were recovered from the mine. the bodies are seven victims were recovered shortly after the explosion last week and 13 bodies were removed on sunday. with the removal of the bodies the state and federal investigation can now begin to study conditions inside the upper big branch south mine. >>> russia's government is threatening to stop all adoptions by united states couples. this comes after a tennessee woman decided she should no longer keep the boy that she adopted. the 7-year-old was returned to his native country last week, sent alone on a 10-hour flight with nothing but a note pinned to his backpack. his adoptive mother, torry hansen wrote he was violent with severe psychotic issues. in an exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos, the russian children's rights minister denied the adoptive mother's claims. in tennessee there's outrage as well. >> if i as a parent had put my 7-year-old on a plane and sent him to seattle with a note for somebody to take him to an orphanage would i be charged with abuse and neglect? probably so. >> several
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 6:30am EDT
information about the investigation of the worst mine, will arrive today, at the scene of west virginia mining disaster, a tweak the day after an explosion claimed 29 lives, yesterday people gathered in churches to mourn the get r dead approximate honor their profession. >> -- [inaudible]. hell bound, this is the church at it again, in charleston, west virginia they claim the mine deaths happened because god is angry with america because it alouse gays and gays and lesbian, one man was arrested for spitting on the church members. >>> the long time home of the dallas cowboys is just a memory, after six months of planning it only took seconds to turn it into concrete and twisted metal. the cowboys moved from the stadium to arlington after the 2008 season. clean up expected to take until july. >>> more than 300 signs have been spotted from new york and miami to san diego and at first glance they look official but messages both amewsing and a little absurd. you saw one, it proclaims you are not cool. or this sign sprodding up outside of a fast food restaurant. this double crossing appears f
ABC
Apr 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
are inside a mine in mont coal west virginia looking for four miners. 25 other miners were killed monday when methane gas mixed with coal dust exploded during a shift change. rescuers had to wait to re-enter until the poisonous gas levels had dropped. >>> international news right now: statewide news reports, 12 people died in a flooded mine in northern china. rescuers are pumping water out to find more survivors. same mine where 115 men were rescued earlier this week. they've been trapped for eight days. >>> little over an hour ago, the president arrived in prague. both presidents will sign a treaty to shrink the nuclear warhead arsenal. >>> in switzerland you won't get charged $45 for a flight. a swiss aviation team finished its first flight with a solar powered plane. after takeoff, the solar impulse touched down over switzerland. the wing span is the same as a boeing 737. weighs no more than a small car. less than 2,000 pounds. >>> good morning, 71 degrees right now. already well above normal. by nine notches on the thermometer. 8th day of april should bring a typical high of 6
ABC
Apr 23, 2010 5:30am EDT
moisture. our computer model indicating rain in northern virginia. i expect showers trying to develop through the afternoon. increasing overnight 2:00 a.m. sunday through sunrise and then uh, yes, sunday morning, we'll have ourselves pretty heavy rain to wake up with. for today, we're in decent shape. 71 degrees. we turn partly cloudy during the afternoon. we'll settle back down with clouds at 50. tomorrow for the shred it event, we should be fine. it'll be a cooler day near 60. let's check on the roads with kim brown. >> both of those earlier crashes that we had in baltimore city have already been cleared away. that is good news. that leaves us, for the most part incident-free this morning. still dealing with very light to moderate volume. got everything in the green. harbor tunnel thruway from the 95 split to 295. on the outer loop at i-70 to 95, that will take you six minutes as well. you'll see traffic moving at speed and above speed. places on the west side of the beltway, liberty road. baltimore national pike. 695 is looking good. stay with us, we have more news, weather and tra
ABC
Apr 27, 2010 5:30am EDT
dive this afternoon to our south. more rain from virginia beach through the carolinas as we head through tomorrow but that is going to be a southern storm system just missing us. however, things aren't all clear for the next two days into the weekend though it does get better. we do clear out as we head through this evening which means the yankees and orioles should get off without a hitch. as we head through tomorrow morning dry start. look at the clouds try to build midday. this is the influence of the cool air coming off the great lakes, the leftover moisture ground and april sunshine building back up cloud cover, we won't stay clear for tomorrow, holding temperatures below normal in the mid-60s. we feeble get high pressure in control, that means sunny thursday and friday. we'll build in more moisture and maybe typical spring showers over the weekend but by then summerlike heat building back in. 62, below normal and early morning drizzle and fog give way to clearing. again, some breaks of sun this afternoon. for tonight we'll clear back out and cool down to 40 where there coul
ABC
Apr 29, 2010 6:30am EDT
from win chester virginia. charlottesville colder. south of us. last hour or so, frost advisory through 9:00 a.m. if you didn't bring the plants in already, i think you're fine. just realize there may be a few nips of frost on some of those leaves. satellite radar view all clear right now across the state. crystal clear. not a cloud anywhere in the central east coast. chilly weather pattern. big lull offshore. keeping a bit of a northerly wind pattern. big changes coming. much warmer air building across the midsection of the country. we're back up to 70. finally back up to seasonably levels. the forecast model keeps us clear tonight. lots of sunshine, terrific-looking friday up around 80. slight chance of a couple showers over the weekend. warmer each day. i don't think we have a frost concern. leave the plants outside. 80 tomorrow, mostly sunny. your 7-day forecast, the trend here is a major warm-up. 82 friday. 87 saturday. pushing 90 on sunday and it looks dry right now, at least for good old cinco de mayo. >> most of our problems this morning are outside of the beltway. 695,
NBC
Apr 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
new jersey. that is not an area of concern for us. another area of storms is moving out of virginia into western maryland near frederick county. that want thunderstorm cell gave indications there might be a tornado in the cloud. a tornado warning is in effect for parts of western frederick county and parts of washington county for the next 20 minutes or so. let me show you where the warnings and watches are in effect. there's a watch for thunderstorms over the entire area. the tornado watch is in red. we will talk more about the forecast for this evening in the week ahead coming up. >>> the same system responsible for our bad weather caused havoc down south after tornadoes yesterday. this is all that is left of the church in choctaw, mississippi. huge trees were uprooted. many fell on homes and other buildings. one man describes how he and his girlfriend barely escaped. >> the bricks and debris were flying. i was watching it all. i was trying to hold her down. i told them i could not feel my legs. everything was on top of me. >> according to the national weather service, the super c
HLN
Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
enraged him. he's charged with attempted murder. >>> west virginia's governor predicts today will be a big day. talking about the search for four minors unaccounted for after a explosion on monday. for the minor's families, hope hinges on his word here. search crews drilled a bore hole and lowered pipes in the hole and banged on them in an effort to contact them. there was no respops, but crews are planning to bore a total of four holes to minimize the threat of another explosion there. they're going to assess whether the air is clear enough to send in rescue crews in the next day or two. 25 minors die in the blast. two others died in the hospital right now. hope is still alive that the four missing minors survived. >> we're hoping that between the 10:00 and the 2:00 we would have more information that would allow them making decisions. once they get the readings and the readings look like it could be good enough for a time period, then they'll be able to plan around that. that was the time we're still hoping between now and 2:00 if the fan gets up, we start getting some readings. they
HLN
Apr 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. thanks so much for having us over. i'm virginia cha, hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi looking through shattered homes for survivors. at least one tornado ripped through the state. ten people are dead and three of them are children. yazoo county and the central part of the state took the hardest hit to. the east choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage a. survivors are just saying they're happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. when the wind was exploded it was like anything i never experienced. it was amazing. it scared us plum to death. i'm very fortunate. i have four beautiful children. i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as it is, we lost family members and our hearts go out to them. we're lucky to be here. you don't realize how lucky you do have it until something like this happens. >> tornadoes were reported in four states from arkansas east to alabama. >>> the environmental fallou
HLN
Apr 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
crews in west virginia now have the grim task of recovering the nine remaining bodies inside the upper big branch mine. two separate crews made their way inside the mine this morning and a team of federal investigators is arriving today to try to start to figure out what in the world caused that deadly explosion last week. some of the 29 men killed in the blast have been buried. president obama ordered u.s. flags in west virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of those miners. and west virginia's governor is asking people from all across the country to observe a moment of silence today at 3:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> in about two hours, we'll find out whether nfl star ben roethlisberger will face charges in an alleged sexual assault. last month, a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in millageville, georgia. "in session's" jean casarez joins us with all the latest. you've been following all the angles, making as many phone calls. what do you know about this? >> this all alleged to have happened in the early morning hours of march 5th. an
HLN
Apr 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
was shot in the leg. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying goodbye to them. four funerals were held on friday. more are being held this weekend. still more in the coming week. altogether, 29 men died in the blast at the upper big branch mine last monday. initially, the community held out hope that four missing men were still alive somewhere in the mine. but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the bodies of the men. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-heart community that was holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful, excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> so devastating for that community. the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> tomorrow is day one of a two-day nuclear summit president obama is hosting in the nation's capitol. he will try to convince the 47 countries participating to secure their nuclear material within four years. the u.s. and russia have mo
HLN
Apr 25, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for having us over. i'm virginia cha. this is hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi, looking through shattered homes for survivors as well as victims of the deadly weekend storms. at least one tornado ripped through that state. ten people are dead, and three of them are children. yaz hsu county in the west central part of the state took the hardest hit. to the east, choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction, or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage. survivors say they are just happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. it just a -- when the windows exploded, it was like anything i've never experienced. it was just amazing. it scares the daylights. i'm very fortunate. i've got four beautiful children, and i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as everything is, we've lost kin folks and family in this incident today. we've lost family members, and our heart goss out to them, because i just -- we're lucky to be here. and you don't realize
NBC
Apr 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
challenge all in court, saying it would lead to racial profiling. today in west virginia, the president and vice president join the community still reeling from the deadliest mining disaster in the decade. it was a tribute to the 29 miners who lost their lives. ♪ >> in west virginia, an emotional farewell to the 29 miners lost in the worst mine accident this nation has seen in 40 years. president obama, joined by vice president biden, was there to pay his respects to those who perished. >> these miners lived as they died, in pursuit of the american dream. >> he paid tribute to those who go back into the minds every single day. one by one, the loss minors names were read aloud. their family members filed in, and a helmet was placed on a wide cross. it has been nearly three weeks since the deadly explosion at the upper big branch line. the investigation is just beginning. the operator is facing scrutiny for a long string of safety violations, but on this day, the focus is on the lives lost and those left behind. >> these were hard brick -- are working and brave men. >> a tiny community,
HLN
Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hope is running out for four missing miners in west virginia. rescuers reached a rescue chamber inside the upper big branch mine and found no one there, no one inside. the chambers are safe places miners can go in an emergency like the explosion on monday that killed 25 people. there is a second chamber further inside the mine and officials say it is the last chance of finding any of the four missing miners alive. rescuers were trying to reach it when they were forced to turn back. >> we have smoke in all four of those entries, and the smoke is traveling from this side toward the long wall face indicating that we have a fire somewhere. so it was at that time that a decision was made to evacuate the rescuers. >>> meanwhile, funerals will be held today for the four miners kill in monday's explosion. four of the 25. carl acord works in mines for 34 years. the day before the explosion, he told his family he was worried about going to work. and we have learned the company that owns the mine, massey energy, will pay for all of the funerals. >>> the man accused of gunning down 13 peopl
HLN
Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
conditions inside their mines. he says a preliminary review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? we
HLN
Apr 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
leg. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held friday. more are held this weekend. still more in the coming weeks. 29 men died in the blast at the upper big mine branch last monday. the community held out hope the four missing men were still alive somewhere in that mine, but those hopes did end friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> president obama has a very urgent message for 47 countries taking part in a two-day conference. make sure your nuclear material is secure. keep it out of hands of terrorists. he's hosting a two-day nuclear summit in washington tomorrow comes a couple days after the u.s. warned al qaeda is trying to get an atomic bomb. the u.s. a
NBC
Apr 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
shower activity. a stationary front for west virginia and the carolinas, back to illinois and iowa. we have a second front associated with stronger storms in the southeast. pressure holds temperatures down, brings moisture in, and produces the clouds. here's the strong storm activity. earlier, it was in mississippi, and i want to revert to the satellite image to show you these impressive storms. 1:00 this afternoon, it was this storm activity that produced extensive damage around yazoo city, mississippi. on to 2:00
HLN
Apr 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
virginia cha. >>> you won't be seeing much sun today in fact you may end up seeing something like this. parts of the region are under severe storm warnings and that includes the possibility of tornadoes. this isn't the only dangerous weather out there. colorado was hit with a crazy mix of rain, snow and tornadoes. some campers had to be rescued from two feet of snow and crews are cleaning up a rock slide that closed part of the highway west of denver. rescuers have suspended their search for 11 oil rig workers missing in the gulf of mexico. now the coast guard says it is unreasonable at this point to expect that any of them survived. the search covered 5,200 square miles over three days. even though the search is suspended, the case is not closed. >> we have not 100% certainty accounted for all the lifeboats and we don't know what was launched from the rig and what might still be with the rig and that's going to be something that we'll continue to do as part of the casualty investigation and we can also reresurrect the search efforts if we feel that there's a possibility that they're o
HLN
Apr 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
us over. this is hln news and views and i'm virginia cha. >>> a tornado slashed through parts of mississippi today. leaving a president of destruction. the associated press reporting at least two people are dead and one town reports as many as 30 homes destroyed. forecasters say the tornado was almost a mile wide at one point. it hit the towns of valley park, yazoo city and durant and we are hearing that some people were trapped inside some of those structures. aside from the reports of the two deaths, we don't know how many people were hurt. the storm generated by a powerful system moving across the central united states today. tornado watches up from southern illinois south to alabama. >>> our ireporters are sending us pictures of the storm that is moving across the southeast. this video by ireporter kathy just south of memphis, tennessee. she says the hail that fell in her town of southhaven, mississippi, a bit bigger than a golf ball and noisy and didn't feel threatening. >>> rescuers have suspended their search for 11 oil rig workers missing in the gulf of mexico. the coast
NBC
Apr 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
blue devils seeking a fourth national championship. duke has decimated west virginia on saturday. butler plays a rather slow, plodding offense of style. getting this far is an absolute dream for a school from the verizon conference, and maybe a little overwhelming. head coach brad stevens chair -- shares opposed the moment with his wife. >> she was just kind of staring at the wall. when i walked in, she's there at me like, you guys are playing for the national championship. i said yes, but we are playing duke. >> butler knows they can win monday night. the women's final four underway. oklahoma vs. stanford. we get up in the second half. the cardinals building a big lead, but paying a big price. the sooners make a valiant effort coming back. robinson driving this court in a three-point game, but the cardinals break free. 38 points and the clinching play up. stanford on to the title game, likely to play conn. 73-66 was the final there tonight. a quite easter sunday, but tomorrow tiger woods will face the media. the final round of the houston open today, anthony him leading much of
CBS
Apr 18, 2010 6:30pm EDT
virginia and we'll see breezes again and bringing us dry conditions and the low is to the north east. we'll talk about it coming up. >>> friends with two legs and four stepped out in druid hill park today. and the spca held a march for animals and some came out with the walkethon, there are also scaly animals enjoying the action with a hat on. i've never seen that before. well, it raises money for homeless animals around the area. >>> minutes away, more violence at the mexican border. this man hits the gas and leads the police on a race. >>> a tax free retail week is underway in baltimore, i'm tim williams and we'll have more on what that means to the economy. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a border check turns dangerous. investigators say that a driver in his 50s arrived from mexico with no identification and the police asked him to pull into an inspection area and he sped away and crashed into the barrier and he ran into reverse and hit an agent and the suspect suffered a gunshot wound. >>> and while the pope meets with victims of clerical sexual abuse today. >> they'll pray for m
HLN
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
nine bodies have been recovered from the west virginia coal mine. 29 men died in an explosion last monday. and now federal officials are going to begin to investigate exactly what happened there. west virginia's governor led a moment of silence at the state capitol yesterday. there it is. the company says it will review the tox make sure it doesn't happen again. some investors want the mine's ceo to resign. >>> american airlines flight made an emergency landing in iceland after fumes filled the cannin. flight 49 was traveling from paris' charles de gaulle airport to dallas-ft. worth when passengers reported that haze. five or six of the passengers on board complained of dizziness from the fumes. the airline says there are no reports that anyone needed medical treatment. american airlines is sending a replacement plane to iceland so passengers can continue their journey. >>> well, caskets carrying the bodies of poland's president and his wife are now at the presidential palace as mourners are paying their respect. you see them there. lech kaczynski and his wife and the country's top
HLN
Apr 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
news and views." it's saturday. i'm natasha curry. >>> we begin in west virginia, where the search for those four missing miners have come to a tragic end. the families got the news they had been dreading this morning. an official said rescuers passed by the bodies earlier during trips into the mine, but conditions were so bad they don't see the bodies until last night. they were hoping the miners were waiting in one of the rescue chambers. >> none of the chambers had been deployed. and none of our miners suffered. so this journey has ended. and now the healing starts. >> this means 29 miners were killed in the ibs dent. official say they will now focus on recovered 22 bodies still in the mine, then they will start investigating. the company will be participating in the inspection, and i can assure you no stone will be left unturned. we'll find out the cause of this explosion, and quite frankly, the only thing good that can come out of this is to educate everyone, mutt regulations in place if needed to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> stricklin said the investigation could t
HLN
Apr 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
learned the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the cham
HLN
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
virginia for two weeks. the grandmother and family friends have been taking care of the kids. they're keeping in touch with their parents using skype. >> our flight tomorrow is canceled. so -- because the stuff in the air is just too dangerous. >> i am just dying to see you guys. this is the hardest thing mommy has ever done. so you guys are the bravest kids in the world. i love you so much. i know that you are being just so loved and taken care of there. >> the kids are making new travel plans for when jen and steve finally make it home. but it won't take them so far away. they say they just want to go to the zoo. that's all they are asking for. >>> local tv and newspapers are reporting that casey anthony's defense team wants the judge removed from her case. her attorney jose baez has reportedly filed a motion to remove judge stan strickland because he's had contact with the blogger who covers the case. that blogger's online name is marinae dave. his real name is dave nichol. he reportedly told defense attorneys last week that judge strickland called him when he was sick and wished h
HLN
Apr 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
great guests. >>> rescue crews are trying to find four missing miners in west virginia, and they sadly had to turn back today, because the air inside is too dangerous. 25 miners died monday in an explosion at the upper big branch mine. two are in the hospital. authorities admit it is not likely that the four who are missing are still alive, but they are not giving up. in fact, they hope to go back into the mine later today, and brian todd from our sister network, cnn, joins me from montcoal, west virginia, and what is the latest right now, brian? >> well, it is a big setback for the rescue effort. a few hours ago they had to pull the rescuers out of the big branch mine because of dangerous and potentially explosive levels of methane gas and hydrogen and carbon dioxide and those combined form a deadly mix. what is excruciating is that the rescuers were so close where they believe that the four unaccounted miners were located. they got within 500 feet of one of the rescue chambers where if the miners got inside of one of those, they could have had extra oxygen and sustained themselves fo
HLN
Apr 11, 2010 1:00pm EDT
virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held on friday. more being held this weekend and more in the coming weeks. 29 people died in the blast. initially the community held out hope the four missing men were alive somewhere in that mine but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the very end was a very heavy hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the first mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> education contributor steve perry is on the mission to find unusual approaches to learning. he found that in a charter school that's an urban oasis among chicago's youth violence. >> we're in an inglewood section of chicago. this is urban prep having the first graduating class and they're going to send 70 african-american young men to college. it's the holy grail in acedemia. >> when you say you spend 100% of your kids to college. many don't believe it. for th
CBS
Apr 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
he needed help. >>> president obama traveled to west virginia to offer support for the families of april 5th mine disaster. no one can bring the 25 miners back, the president said but the administration will work to make sure no one else dies from a miners accident. >>> senator bob mcculskie said it was important for the mourners to remember the plane crash. the president was there to pay tribute to thousands of troops who died in a massacre nearly 80 years ago. >>> tim williams reports, rain did not stop the roar of volunteers. >> reporter: despite gray skies and rain, the weather was no match for the cause. >> i'm glad some of the people came. and it's a lot of fun. the weather is nice. >> reporter: more than a thousand family members and friends came to roar for autism. >> maybe, just maybe soon we'll understand what causes autism. >> reporter: it's the sixth annual event and every year it's held at oregon park. it's a day to play, hike, or ride a bike. >> enjoy your family while you are raising awareness and support for autism. >> and we are directly raising dollars that suppor
HLN
Apr 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >> did he have a sense about things? >> i really feel that he did. >> i don't know how she
HLN
Apr 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. three people were hurt. >>> the owner of the coal mine that exploded in west virginia insists the air was fine hours before the blast. tests earlier in the day showed no build-up of explosive gases. he said the tests showed adequate air flow inside the mine. the company will give what it calls unprecedented financial compensation to the families of miners killed in the blast. massey says it will pay life insurance benefits, health care, college expenses for the children of the 29 miners who died. >>> a day after the memorial, president obama says the 29 men died in the pursuit of the american dream. he met privately with families before giving a eulogy at the service. he says the nation will honor their memory by improving safety. >>> doctors are trying to pinpoint the source of bret michaels' brain hemorrhage. he's listed in critical condition in the icu. his publicist said the former poison front man is in the unit under 24-hour surveillance. doctors have not located the source of the bleeding. michaels had an emergency appendectomy and has diabetes. it's not known if there is a con
HLN
Apr 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
respected for all they do and have freedom to speak as any citizen should. virginia is on the line in louisiana. do you pretty much agree with that, virginia? >> caller: oh, yes. i'm a military spouse. i believe if anybody has a right to ridicule the president the men and women in uniform do. those that have say otherwise have not had family members serve in the military. we all should have the freedom of speech especially those willing to die for it. >> what about morale and all that, undermining the orders of the commander in chief? >> caller: i think that's unimportant. i think the soldiers to a point, should respect their commander in chief, but if they disagree with something that he did, i think they have the right just like anybody else, to be heard. >> all right. thanks. paul in washington state is up. hi, paul upon are you a retired officer? >> caller: yes. >> what are your thoughts on this. >> caller: my thoughts are that anyone who joins the military is subject to uniform code of military justice and we don't have the same rights as ordinary civilians. that's something that
HLN
Apr 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> today president obama will give a eulogy for the 29 miners killed in an explosion in west virginia. the april 5th blast was the worst u.s. mine disaster in nearly 40 years. the president ordered a review and blamed upper big branch mine officials for lack of oversight. >>> and that is a check of your sunday morning headlines here on "hln." so glad you're with us. i'm susan hendricks. >>> in mississippi, storm victims are sharing stories of how they survived yesterday's deadly tornado. one man trapped in a church says it was a miracle he is still alive. and as joseph pleasant of affiliate wapt reports, even the ruined church is now a test of faith. >> reporter: this was hillcrest baptist church's second chance. church members say a few years ago arsonists burned it to the ground. now a tornado has leveled it, but among the wreckage, hope. >> we built it back bigger and better, lock and key, debt free and the lord will build it back again. >> reporter: dell thrasher is a member of hillcrest baptist church. he is also a blessed man, in his words. he was inside the church when the torn
HLN
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
some breaking news out of west virginia to pass on to you. the governor there joe manshin is ordering more than 00 underground coal mines to be inspected for combustion risks. 29 miners were killed at an explosion in upper big branch mine on april 5. the governor is signing an executive order that tells regulators to start with mines that repeatedly had come come bugs risks in the past. he wants those mines inspected fairly quickly. the order says if inspectors find safety risks, they can order that a mine be partially evacuated or even closed. there's an update on a story we told you about yesterday. the fbi is now involved in the investigation into the police bag beating of a university of maryland student. the agency says it's trying to determine if civil rights laws were violated. the student was beaten by three police officers during a celebration after maryland's victory over duke at a men's basketball game. at least one prince george county officer has been suspe suspended because of this. president obama will unveil his vision for the nation's space program tomorrow. a vision
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